Machine Shop Technology

Program Plan

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2012-13 AAS.MASH catalog reference 
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2012-13 CER.MASH.LATH catalog reference 
2012-13 CER.MASH.MILL catalog reference 
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Machine Shop Technology
1.0 - 4.0 credits MASH-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
3.0 credits MASH-115: Machine Shop Blueprint Reading
Introduction to language of lines, sketching, print reading, and interpreting detailed working drawings.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-116: Basic Machine Shop
The course is an introduction to the machine shop environment. Operations of the drill press, band saw, lathe, layout operations, and tool identification will be covered. Will also include basic lathe and general machining operations.
Corequisites: MASH-118
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-118: Basic Lathe Operations
Course will cover basic tooling and lathe operations. Carbide and HSS turning tool uses are focused on. Feeds and spindle speeds are emphasized throughout the course.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MASH-119: Single Point Threading
The study and application of single point threading on engine lathe. Tool grinding, fundamentals of threading, thread nomenclature, machine setup, spindle speeds, tool geometry, HSS, braised carbide and insert threading tools will be covered.
Corequisites: MASH-118
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-122: Basic Milling Operations
Course covers basic milling operation, milling machine nomenclature, controls and applications of face milling, side milling, shoulder milling, vise indication, head indication, speeds, feeds and depth of cuts.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-124: Precision Surface Grinding
Course is the introduction to precision grinding fundamentals and operation of equipment. Machine safety, setup, basic grinding operations, coolants, stone dressing, and proper wheel selection are covered in the course.
Prerequisites: Take MASH-123;
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-126: Machinist Measurements
Course will cover measurement methods used in the machining industry. All measuring devices and methods used in the machining industry will be covered. Student will practice taking cuts, selecting proper measuring device and taking measurements.
Prerequisites: Take MASH-118.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-132: Machining Calculations
Course demonstrates the fundamentals of mathematical competencies to machine tool operators. Speeds and feeds for lathe and milling machine tooling (both HSS and carbide inserts) are covered. Other emphases of course will include standard geometry and trigonometry applications to the machining trade.
Prerequisites: Take MASH-118.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-206: Advanced Lathe Operations
Course develops increased accuracy on the lathe for more challenging operations. This will include external and internal turning, precision boring, indication of odd shaped objects in 4-jaw chuck, and precision thread cutting.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MASH-207: Specialized Machining Operations
Students will apply turning, milling, and precision surface grinding knowledge to manufacture larger and more complex projects. New machining practices will be covered throughout the course that will apply to real world jobs.
Corequisites: MASH-206
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-208: Advanced Milling Operations
Course covers the study of applications of advanced milling operations on vertical and horizontal milling machines. Includes key way cutting, gear cutting, index head use, precision boring, and precision milling.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 6.0 credits MASH-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.

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